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Daschle: No Legislation is Permanent 'Unless It's Bipartisan'

Former Senate Majority Leaders Trent Lott and Tom Daschle join Chuck Todd to discuss polarization in today's Congress.

First 100 Days: Do Trump's Words Matter?

Is the biggest story of the first 100 days the eroding trust in the president's words?

Trump's Lessons Learned in First 100 Days

Schumer: Trump Must be Tough on China to Deal with North Korea

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer said that President Donald Trump's first 100 days in office aren't going well and that his posture with China is going to make the situation with North Korea more difficult.<p>Tensions between the U.S. and North Korea continue to escalate and Trump warned that a …

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House and Senate Vote to Keep Government Open One More Week

The House of Representatives passed a short-term extension Friday morning to keep the government operating for another week, one step in averting a shutdown as negotiators continue to work on an agreement to extend funding through the remainder of the year.<p>The Senate also voted to pass the …

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Evaluating Trump’s First 100 Days — By the Numbers

<i>First Read is your briefing from Meet the Press and the NBC Political Unit on the day's most important political stories and why they matter</i><p>Trump's 100 days — by the numbers<p>Tomorrow brings us the 100th day of President Trump's time in office, and we've already looked at the polls, the level of …

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First Read’s Morning Clips: Who Knew It Would Be This Hard?

<b>TRUMP AGENDA: Who knew it would be this hard?</b><p>Trump is warning of a possible "major, major conflict" with North Korea.<p>And Trump told Reuters this: "I loved my previous life. I had so many things going. This is more work than in my previous life. I thought it would be easier."<p>The Washington Post …

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Chuck: How About Fewer Fires on DC Metro?

After another day where smoke shut down parts of the DC Metro, Chuck asks if there's anything that can be done to save the one-time jewel of public …

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Schiff: 'Full Speed Ahead' on House Russia Investigation

Rep. Adam Schiff joins MTP Daily for an update on the new investigation into Mike Flynn.

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Sanford on Healthcare Bill: It's the 'Most You Can Get'

Rep. Mark Sanford (R-S.C.) joins MTP Daily to discuss the latest healthcare bill in Congress and what he thinks is realistic given disagreements …

What's the Verdict on Trump's First 100 Days?

Former G.W. Bush Chief of Staff Andy Card joins MTP Daily to assess Trump's first 100 days.

Chuck's Take: Rhetoric vs. Reality in First 100 Days

There's been a flurry of activity in the White House as the 100 day mark approaches. Chuck Todd takes a look at how much progress is really being …

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No Obamacare Repeal Likely Before Donald Trump’s 100th Day

President Donald Trump looks likely to pass his 100th day in office without successfully repealing Obamacare, but lawmakers appeared to have avoided a government shutdown for at least another week.<p>Following a flurry activity on a compromise to a GOP bill shelved last month for lack of support, …

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Sound and Fury, But Not Much Action in Trump’s Noisy First 100 Days

<i>First Read is your briefing from Meet the Press and the NBC Political Unit on the day's most important political stories and why they matter</i><p>Sound and Fury, But Not Much Action in Trump's Noisy First 100 Days<p>Yesterday — President Trump's 97th day in office — was maybe the most instructive yet of his …

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First Read’s Morning Clips: Examining Trump’s Tax Plan

<b>TRUMP AGENDA:</b> <b>Takeaways from Trump's Tax Plan</b><p>Benjy Sarlin sums up seven takeaways from Trump's tax proposal.<p>More, from the Washington Post: "Trump's proposal now poses key tests for both parties. Republicans, who for years chided President Barack Obama about any plan to raise the deficit, must …

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Chuck Todd: Stop Dissing Unelected Judges

Chuck Todd explains why unelected judges are actually a good thing.

Sen. Barrasso: N. Korean Missile 'Capability is Increasing'

Sen. John Barrasson (R-WY) joins MTP Daily to discuss whether North Korea is arming itself to become a potential threat to U.S. national security.

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Sen. Markey: Americans Don't Want 'Accidental War' in N. Korea

Sen. Ed Markey (D-MA) joins MTP Daily to discuss the Senate briefing on North Korea.

Trump Drops Opposition to Obamacare Payments to Avoid Government Shutdown

The White House has made a second major concession to Democrats in the final stages of negotiations on a critical spending bill, paving the way for a deal to avert government shutdown.<p>The White House said Wednesday that it would drop its opposition to a subsidy for low-income people in the …

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Mad Money's Jim Cramer on Trump's 'Radical' Tax Plan

CNBC's Jim Cramer joins MTP Daily to discuss Pres. Trump's proposed tax plan.

Money

Full Interview: Hickenlooper Makes the Case for 'Large Tent'...

Gov. John Hickenlooper joins Chuck Todd to discuss marijuana, immigration and whether he is liberal enough to be a Democrat in today's polarized …

Democrats

GOP Health Care Plan Gets Backing From Freedom Caucus After Changes

The once-sidelined Republican effort to repeal and replace Obamacare received a shot of momentum Wednesday as a group of conservative House Republicans came out in support of the bill after proposed changes to the underlying legislation.<p>The announcement by the Freedom Caucus changes the dynamics of …

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Four Roadblocks That Could Wreck Trump’s Tax Plan

<i>First Read is your briefing from Meet the Press and the NBC Political Unit on the day's most important political stories and why they matter</i><p>Four roadblocks that could wreck Trump's tax plan<p>The Trump administration today is expected to unveil a tax-cut blueprint that would slash the tax rate to 15% …

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First Read’s Morning Clips: The Tax Plan Cometh

<b>TRUMP AGENDA: The tax plan cometh</b><p>The New York Times previews Trump's tax plan: "President Trump plans to unveil a tax cut blueprint on Wednesday that would apply a vastly reduced, 15 percent business tax rate not only to corporations but also to companies that now pay taxes through the personal …

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Trump’s Mostly Empty Government

Tonight Chuck is obsessed with this question: what if you were elected to run a government and no one showed up?

North Korea Threat Growing or Just Saber-Rattling?

Former Ambassador Christopher Hill joins to discuss if the tough talk from the Trump Administration and North Korea means a nuclear threat is …

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GOP Rep: ‘May Do a 1 Week Extension’ to Avoid Gov’t Shutdown

Rep. Adam Kinzinger (R-Ill.) joins to discuss public opinion on President Trump and the possibility of a government shutdown.

Elections

NBC/WSJ Poll: Trump Losing Electorate as Agenda Struggles

Our pollsters, Fred Yang and Bill McInturff, break down our latest NBC/WSJ poll numbers, which show that many issues that President Trump is …

Elections

Trump Won the Election. It’s the Electorate He’s Lost So Far

<i>First Read is your briefing from Meet the Press and the NBC Political Unit on the day's most important political stories and why they matter</i><p>Trump won the election. It's the electorate he's lost so far<p>In addition to President Trump's early struggles in his first 100 days, there's a longer-term …

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